Soup Stock Tokyo

I found a new soup restaurant in the underground commerse area of Kyoto Station: Soup Stock Tokyo.

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They serve various kinds of western style soup with rice or bread.

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You can have curry and rice, too.

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I had beef stew, lobster soup and bread.

Soup and Rice

I love “Ochazuke” .

While “Ocha” is for tea, “zuke” comes from the verb “tsukeru”, which means “to immerse, to soak”.

So “Ochazuke” is hot-tea-poured rice. It looks like the picture as follows.

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But actually, this is not a “Ochazuke”. This is “Dashichazuke”.

What’s the difference?

Dashichazuke uses “dashi” — the basic soup, instead of tea.

Dashi is made of dried fish and dried kelps.

It is very important in Japanese traditional cooking and used in many kinds of foods.

I found a brand-new dashichazuke restaurant in the underground shopping area of Kyoto Station.

I learned it is one of dozens of the same chain restaurants.

Anyway, I enjoyed today’s lunch.

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